Joyce Abiodun Sillah

joyce sillah

It is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that we announce the call to glory of our dear Joyce Abiodun Sillah nee Fergusson, our dearest mom, sister, grand aunt, cousin and friend to all who knew her. Joyce passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2023. She is survived by her children: Sonia and Michael Sillah ;two sisters Agnes Adekunle Benjamin and Alberta Omotunde Rosenior; Nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Victor Ade Fergusson and Agnes Modupeh Fergusson, and sister Virtue Emelia Ayodele Barber and brother Samuel Ainor Fergusson.

Viewing will be held on Friday June 16, 2023 from 4pm-8pm at:
Wages & Sons Funeral Home
1031 Lawrenceville Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Funeral service to honor and remember Joyce Sillah will be held on Saturday June 17, 2023 at 11am at:
Snellville United Methodist Church
2428 Main Street East
Snellville, GA 30078

Interment following service at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens:
3700 Stone Mountain Hwy
Snellville, GA 30039

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to in honor of Joyce Abiodun Sillah. This will help continue her legacy and support the causes that were close to her heart.

In this difficult time, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for the love, support, and condolences that have been expressed by so many. Your kind words and gestures provide us with comfort and strength during this period of grief.


Visitation: June 16, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: June 17, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Snellville United Methodist Church
2428 Main Street E.
Snellville, GA 30078


Eternal Hills Memory Gardens
3700 Stone Mountain Highway
Snellville, GA 30039


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  1. CandleImageSonia,
    God’s amazing grace will carry you and your family through this time of loss and grief.

    With Love,
    Nitasha F., Victory Church

  2. CandleImageMy dearest Sonia and Michael

    May your mom continue to watch over you and guide you through the ups and downs. Ms. Joyce raised amazing children and I know her legacy will live on through the two of you. She was a force on this earth and will continue to be a guiding light in heaven. Wishing you lots of strength and love.

    Love, Sha

  3. CandleImageMay the memories you created comfort you and Michael during this difficult time. Mama Joyce will be dearly missed. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

  4. CandleImageHeartfelt condolences to you, Sonia and Michael, and your family.. Sending prayers for God’s comfort, strength, grace, and provision… May the dear soul of Miss Abiodun Rest In Eternal Peace..

  5. CandleImageMay Antie Abiodun’s soul rest in eternal peace. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with your entire family at this time and always.
    Habiba Adams

  6. May ms biodun’s soul continue to rest in perfect and may light perpetually shine upon her. Wecwill keep you all in our prayers.

  7. CandleImageSonia and Michael
    We are sending you prayers for guidance, strength,grace and love at such a difficult time. Wishing you nothing but good blessings as you move forward.
    The Azumah Family

  8. CandleImageMay Auntie Boudin’s precious soul rest
    in perfect peace. Our dearest condolences to Sonia and Michael and family and wishing all of you grace, peace, and comfort.

    The Ladezepo Family

  9. CandleImageMy condolences to you, Michael and your family. We will keep you in our prayer????????????????

  10. Deepest sympathy to the entire family, including her sisters, nephews and nieces who live in London. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

  11. CandleImageI met Joyce not at SUMC, but shopping at Big Lots after Church. We found a common bond of a good sale. This beautiful spirit gave us so much of her self, with her gifts, her kind words and beautiful smile . RIP my friend

  12. CandleImageMy beautiful friend Sonia. My heart goes out to you and Michael during this difficult time. Mom is with her Heavenly Father now, where there’s no more pain. She will truly be missed, but she will forever be in the hearts of a lot of people.

  13. CandleImageI worked with Joyce for many years at Gwinnett Medical Center, where we became very close. I referred to her as “mama”. Her warm, joyful demeanor and kind, nurturing, compassionate nature shined as a beacon of God’s love to her patients and coworkers. Our relationship continued beyond her retirement and I will miss her greatly, while at the same time I rejoice over her entrance into God’s eternal glory.

  14. CandleImageSorry to hear this Sonia, may God give you and family the fortitude to bear this loss. Innalillahi wa innaillahi rojihun. To God we belong and unto Him we shall return. Pls take care of yourself. We love you and we appreciate your love and support of RHF .(Remi Hinton Foundation). ❤❤????????????

  15. Sissy you will be greatly missed!! Sonia and Michael words cannot express the deep loss we will all feel over her passing! May God continue to give you all the strength, courage and comfort. We love you from Aunty Admire, Shaun and Christine

  16. CandleImageDeepest condolences to Omotunde and the rest of the family.
    I know there are no words that can ease your pain.
    May the good Lord strengthen you all at this very difficult time.

    Rest eternally big sister.

  17. CandleImageSending Love, Prayers and Warmth to Sonia and Michael at this time. May God stay close to you both. Amen.

  18. My deepest condolences at this time of your loss Sonia. Mama Joyce was kind and generous. She shared that kindness with Kadiatu, the child she sponsored for many years through our program. May she rest in peace.

  19. Sonya and Michael. Your mom will continue to look out for you, bless and wrap you in God’s Love, Grace and Comfort, just like she did throughout her life with you on this earth.

  20. CandleImageIn the sweet bye and bye. Thank you all for the lovely shouts.

    Mama Joyce is entering eternity with plenty of smiles on her face.

    Take heart family and friends- she is in a better place.

  21. CandleImageSonia and Michael I just want to extend sincere condolences to you. Also want to say “Unar osh for berrin oh”

    As I told Sonia earlier, your mom is in a better place now! No more suffering, no more pain and worries. She is safe in the arms of Jesus now!

    Please stay strong for each other. In the end, everything is going to be alright! IJMN.

    I’m not there in person, but my whole family will be there with you in spirit; to the end.

  22. CandleImageSonia, Michael and the family , sorry for your great loss. May Jehovah continue to bless  and strengthen you all and may HE shower you  with His Joy  and give you His Peace at this very difficul time.
     It is with a heavy heart that I bid you farell my dear friend Abiodun. May your soul Rest in Peace. Jehovah knows best . You were adored by my family in life and will be surely missed in death. Precious cherished memories of your Minnesota trip will fill that void. We know we will see you again in the resurrection but till then sleep on and take your rest. Sleep on in eternal peace.
    You were dearly loved both in life and in death.

     From your dear friend Rita Kamara & Family.

  23. CandleImageIt sadden to loose a heart can know, But her legacies, caring wisdom will alway live on like a legacy of love. Thanks you for all the moral support indirectly. Even though you no longer here you legacy will.

  24. CandleImageYvette and Stephan Conell
    Deepest condolences to you Sonia, Michael and the entire family for such an irreparable loss. Praying for God’s comfort and consolation at this time of grief. May God grant Grandma Sissy a peaceful rest. ????????

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